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Former News International chief faces bribery charges

Thursday, March 07, 2013 - 00:29

March 8 - Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks arrive at court in London to face bribery charges. (Rough cut - no reporter narration).

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NO ACCESS UK/ABC (Aust)/TVNZ/.CO.UK SITES(Internet)*** (ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) UK Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business, have arrived at court in London to face bribery charges. They're charged with making payments to public officials in exchange for information. The two have already been charged in connection with phone hacking offences - the original crime that sparked a wider examination of the British press. There was public outrage when it was revealed the hacking extended from celebrities and politicians to crime victims, including murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. The scandal escalated into a wider crisis embroiling the top echelons of the British political establishment, media, and police, and led to Murdoch closing down the News of the World in July 2011.

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Former News International chief faces bribery charges

Thursday, March 07, 2013 - 00:29